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Why is it so difficult to fall asleep when you are overtired? | Popular Science

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The difference between tiredness and sleepiness

Generally, people fail to distinguish between fatigue-physical tiredness and sleepiness, the inability to stay awake.

It's possible to feel tired physically and still be unable to fall asleep, simply because you don't feel sleepy.

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To fall asleep, you need adequate time to unwind, even if you feel tired. Most people don't allow themselves enough time to relax before bed.

Lack of sleep makes it worse. When you get less sleep than the recommended 7 to 8 hours a night, you begin to accrue a ...

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